Difficult Dialogues: An Intercollegiate Seminar on Race, Class, and Gender
A Student Led Movement led and created by Change Agent, Tyra Beaman.

Goal and Purpose:
I. Create an environment for frequent intercollegiate dialogue on uncomfortable social topics

II. Bring recognition to the ARCH Program(Cross-Registration) between Metro

Atlanta Institutions
III. Increase public advocacy/policy implementation on collegiate campuses on the topics of race, class, and gender

IV. Implement cross-campus and multicultural involvement and programming

V. Engage local community organizations that focus on social and human rights issues to become a part of these necessary conversations

Target Audience: 15-20 Students from the following institutions:
I. Oglethorpe

II. Spelman

III. Emory

IV. Agnes Scott

V. Georgia State University

VI. Clark Atlanta University

VII. Morehouse College

Seminar Details:
I. Discussion Topics:

a. Racial Identity: How individuals experience racism

b. Race in the Media/Social Media

c. Relationship Impacts due to Race

d. Class Structure and Public Policy

e. Intersection of Sexuality on Race, Class, and Gender Discussions

II. Suggested Literature/Media:

a. “Optional Ethnicities”

b. “Racism Without Racists”

c. The Butler

d. “What Would You Do”Clips

Action Plan:
I. Student Expectations and Suggested Acts of Engagement for Participants:

a. Student Delegations develop individual goals, Such as:

i. Cross Register at other institutions

ii. Attract new multicultural professors

iii.Engage in different social groups

iv. Planning multicultural social/ civic events

II. Expand Public Policy/Advocacy on College Campuses

III. Organize 1 Event in the Fall to present individual college updates

VI. Timeline: Twice Every Semester

a. Rotate between participating institutions

b. Day Long Training Sessions

Planning Team 2013-2014:
Ms. Cheryl Lowery- Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute
Dr. Cynthia Spence –Spelman College
Ms. Tamara Nash –Oglethorpe University
Ms. Ada Jackson –Spelman College
Ms. Angela Boudreaux-Copeland –Spelman College
Ms. Edget Betru –Spelman Alumna
Ms. LaDarrien Gillette –Spelman College
Ms. Morgan Powell –Spelman College
Ms. Shontiece Epps –Agnes Scott College
Rev. Natosha Reid-Rice –Habitat for Humanity
Ms. Donna Bowman –Georgia Women’s Policy Institute
Ms. Chanel Stallings –Spelman College
Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad –Georgia State University
Ms. Elizabeth Davies –Emory University
Dr. Shay Welch –Spelman College
Ms. Tyra Beaman–Spelman College
Ms. Niyah Garrett- Spelman College
Ms. Terica Scott- Director of the Younger Women’s Task Force